The gaming phone Poco F4 GT wants to inspire in a playful way: with “Apex Performance” boost and fold-out shoulder buttons. We present the device published yesterday, which costs 600 euros.

Gaming smartphones are not a novelty, but still a niche. Only a few manufacturers such as Asus or Lenovo operate the market with devices that bring extras such as shoulder keys and additional cooling systems. So now also the Poco F4 GT, which saw the light of the game world on April 26 (see livestream below).

It was not until 2020 that the Poco F3, which brought a good performance for the price range; The GT series from Poco, on the other hand, was characterized by more affordable prices. As the new model name suggests, the Poco F4 GT combines both focuses and is referred to by the manufacturer as the “gaming flagship”. The Krux: On the one hand, permanently high performance leads to shortened battery life, and on the other hand leads to strong heating of the device; This in turn harms the chipset. Gaming smartphones want to remedy the situation and at the same time create an advantage over conventional smartphones: The trick christened by Poco “Apex Performance” is intended to combine high computing speed, stable performance and a good battery life.

POCO F4 GT : LE smartphone GAMING à moins de 500€ !
The currently fastest Qualcomm processor, the Snapdragon 8 Gen. 1. So that the small computer does not overheat with permanent stress, poco provides a liquid cooling, called “Liquid Cool Technology 3.0”. A multi-layered system made of graphite, graphite, copper And cooling chambers should ensure that the device remains cool even in the heat of the battle.

With 120 watts, players should be able to charge the energy storage in a particularly short time. This reaches hardly a smartphone, even among high -priced, such as the Xiaomi 11T Pro. The trick on the F4 GT: The energy storage facility consists of two batteries with 2,350 milliamers each, which loads the power supply in parallel. In this way, the device reaches 100% of the capacity in just 17 minutes, according to the manufacturer, it is 27 minutes.

The 6.67-inch AMOLED display dissolves high, reaches a refresh rate of 120 Hertz and is intended to master a large color spectrum (10 bit true color), which reproduces colors precisely; It is protected by Gorilla Glass Victus. A special feature of the F4 GT are the pop-up trigger: the additional buttons in the housing frame emerge when you press a slide switch. Whether it has an actual benefit of installing two additional buttons for hiding and producing two buttons must be opened…

Without a technical point of view, the F4 GT is impressive: the quick charging, the cooling system and the jumping trigger cancel it from the competition. But does it also impress smartphone users? A gaming phone can only play its advantages over conventional devices at a very low percentage of games. User claims should therefore be clearly on these mobile titles, in which performance and additional keys bring a plus in fun. Incidentally, the price of the F4 GT appears small compared to models from other manufacturers.

These are the models and availability:

  • Poco F4 GT with 8 GB RAM & 128 memory: 599.90 euros
  • Poco F4 GT with 12 GB RAM & 256 GB memory: 699.90 euros
  • If you order until April 29, 2022 (from the manufacturer itself or at Amazon), you will receive the devices for 499.90 and 599.90 euros
  • Since April 26, the F4 GT has been available in black, silver and yellow in the colors